In this video, Nate explains what a static site generator is and discusses the most popular static site generator options. Learn how to evaluate and choose between tools like Jekyll, Hexo, and Hugo.
- [Instructor] To create a static site,…you could write all the HTML files by hand,…but that would be a lot of work.…The easiest way to build a static site…is with a tool called a static site generator.…A static site generator lets you write your posts…or your pages in a simpler language like Markdown…and then automatically generates HTML…for you using a template.…Tools like Jekyll, Hexo and Hugo…are some of the most popular static site generators.…The website StaticGen.com has a comprehensive list…of static site generator projects.…
When it comes to picking a static site generator,…you should investigate a few things…before you decide on the tool you want to use.…First, what language or markup will you need…to write your content in?…Most static site generators use Markdown…and if you're starting from scratch,…Markdown is definitely the simplest way to go.…However, if you're bringing in existing content…in another format like AsciiDoc,…you'll need to investigate…which generators will support your content.…Next, unless you already have a design…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Hugo and Git
- Creating a new Hugo site
- Building a new website
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Publishing your static site
- Deploying via FTP, AWS, and Netlify
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1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Hugo
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netlify
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